Rte. 1

By - 12/8/16 - 9:30 am

The Lynn Item reports that the fabled Orange Dinosaur of Rte. 1, now sitting in the world's largest pit of despair, will be joined by a Kane's Donuts outlet next year.

By - 10/2/16 - 8:59 pm

State Police report a trooper was seriously injured after the Patriots game by an Everett man they say was trying to evade other troopers by heading south on Rte. 1 northbound on his 2009 Ducati. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 10:29 pm

The Lynn Item reports the new owner of the site will save the dinosaur from extinction and give it a place of honor in front of one of the hotels he'll be plonking down.

By - 7/3/16 - 11:51 am
Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway

The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.

It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?

By - 5/10/16 - 3:50 pm

State Police explain why Rte. 1 north was shut in Revere at the start of the evening rush yesterday:

A 17-year-old operator of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz caused a 6 car crash on route 1 northbound in Revere. The crash injured numerous people. The male driver had been issued a citation for speeding just an hour earlier by the Winthrop Police. He told troopers at the scene that he was 'late for work at the Market Basket' which was his reason for speeding in the breakdown when he caused the multi-vehicle crash.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:02 am

State Police report a crash on Rte. 28 in Quincy around 1:30 a.m. killed the driver and a passenger: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 11:13 pm

WCVB reports Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming kicked in a window to rescue a woman on Rte. 1 from a car filling with smoke after a crash.

His heroics - which left him with a gash in his leg that required 22 stitches - came almost a year after then Patriot Vince Wilfork lifted a woman out of a flipped Jeep on Rte. 1.

By - 9/8/15 - 11:06 pm
Brady Freed VW Bug in Dorchester

Mark Leonard spotted this guy on Rte. 1 today: Stephen Libman of Alliance Glass and Sign in Dorchester.

Perhaps he was on his way to or from the Fleming Printing Company in Porter Square (which Claire Blechman photographed today):

Fleming Printing Company loves Tom Brady
By - 8/26/15 - 5:15 pm

An online petition to NESN to bring Don Orsillo back to announce Sox games next year had more than 20,000 backers as of 5:10 p.m.

Baseball won't be the same without him.

Separately, Saugus residents are organizing on Facebook to save the iconic orange Saugusaur now that the miniature golf course it sits in has been sold to a developer who wants to use the land for a hotel and luxury housing. The page has more than 1,100 likes.

By - 8/19/15 - 11:30 am
Orange dinosaur

Wicked Local Saugus breaks the news that a developer is buying a miniature golf course and ice-cream stand so he can build a hotel and luxury apartments.

Left open is what he plans to do with the perfectly-toothed dinosaur that is as much a part of the Rte. 1 ambiance as the Ship, the leaning tower of pizza and the Hilltop cactus.

"The fate of the iconic orange dinosaur in Saugus is uncertain," Wicked Local sighs.

By - 1/19/15 - 5:52 pm
Overturned Jeep on Rte. 1 in Foxborough, Mass.

The Jeep, post-Wilfork. Photo by State Police.

State Police report that around 12:45 this morning, Wilfork helped get a woman out of a rolled-over Jeep after a crash on Rte. 1 near Gillette Stadium.

By - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

By - 11/25/13 - 11:12 am

UPDATE: Judge Benjamin Barnes ordered D'Amato released on personal recognizance when he's well enough to get out of Mass. General, where he's being treated for his injuries, the DA's office reports. The judge banned him from driving, however. Both his alleged victims are now out of the hospital.

State Police have charged one of their own for a crash this morning on Rte. 1 that sent a cruiser occupied by a State Trooper into the car he had stopped for motor-vehicle violations.

By - 11/15/13 - 4:35 pm

As many as 11 vehicles may have been involved in a rollover-causing crash on Rte. 1 north at Rte. 16 this afternoon, in an incident that might be related to a car hitting several other cars on the Tobin around the same time.

Photo of the scene. Pickup over the guardrail.

By - 2/25/11 - 9:21 am

In 2008, the state erected a sign on Centre St. just before the VFW Parkway that sure seemed to indicate Rte. 1 was just around the bend. Now a brand-new "Rte. 1 Jct" sign has gone up on Washington Street southbound in Dedham, just by the mall and just before the rotary with what was once Rte. 1, before the state decided it was very important that Rte. 1 smush with Rte. 128 instead of ambling along the Riverway, Jamaicaway and VFW Parkway.

By - 8/26/09 - 1:56 pm

Doug Banks reports there's now a two-mile backup on Rte. 1 of people desperately trying to get into the new Sonic in Peabody.